Arran Street East, a creative studio originally set up in Dublin in 2015, will open a new creative hub this summer in Schull. The hub will be a centre for making and learning traditional crafts, and will offer pottery, weaving, and baking courses in a beautifully restored barn located behind the Main Street in Schull. Set within a tree-filled space that takes in the beautiful views of Schull harbour, the hub adjoins the busy food and craft market that takes place every Sunday and will add to the abundance of creativity which already thrives on the Mizen peninsula.
Arran Street East is best-known for their excellent craftsmanship and throwing on pottery wheels, and making and teaching contemporary functional pottery using traditional methods. Arran Street East’s expert potters produce functional, beautiful objects that can be used every day in the home are constantly provided with inspiration from the surrounding colour and bustle of the city centre Dublin, where their original studio is located. Arran Street East pottery is in distinctive shapes and glazes and the pieces aim to bring clean, architectural lines to a traditional craft.
This year Arran Street East launched textile collection, which is handmade by a master weaver on traditional floor looms on site in the Dublin studio, and comprises cushions and throws carefully designed and made to last a lifetime. The collection mirrors Arran Street East aesthetic in its colourways and minimal pattern, using 100 per cent wool from Donegal Yarns to reflect the subtle shades and specks found in the ceramic glazes, also ensuring the collection is sustainably made and locally sourced.
In keeping with Arran Street East’s goal of making and teaching traditional crafts, both locations in Dublin and in Schull, West Cork, offer a programme of all-year workshops. The workshops range from two-hour, full day, week-long or seven-week evening courses with prices ranging from €65 to €340. Baking workshops will be exclusive to the new location at Schull, while pottery wheel and handbuilding workshops, as well as frame-weaving workshops will be available in both the Dublin and Schull premises on a year-round basis.
For more information on the collection and workshops visit www.arranstreeteast.ie. Keep up to date on all the latest news and announcements on Instagram and Facebook.